Pair Arrested For Dealing Meth During I-65 Traffic Stop

About 1 p.m. last Wednesday, July 3, Indiana State Police arrested two people on drug charges following a traffic stop on I-65 near the Crothersville interchange that led to the discovery of methamphetamine.
The investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller stopped a white 1991 Chevrolet truck for a traffic infraction on I-65 Northbound near the 36 mile marker near the Crothersville interchange, according to ISP Sgt Stephen Wheeles. During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious of criminal activity. He deployed his drug detection K-9 Jinx, who alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, troopers from the All Crimes Policing Unit located approximately 28 grams (about 1/8 of a cup) of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
Trp. Miller arrested the driver of the vehicle, Ryan C. Plessinger, 33, North Vernon, and his passenger Rose Z. Victorino, 57, Crothersville, on drug charges.
After being transported to the Jackson County Jail, Victorino was found to be in possession of approximately 40 additional grams (about 1/4 of a cup) of methamphetamine that she had concealed on her person, Wheeles reported.
Both Plessinger and Victorino face felony charges of dealing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. They were incarcerated at Jackson County Circuit Court.

Crothersville Asked To Extend Sewer For Future Development

The Crothersville Town Council wants provide sewer service along the east side of US 31 on the southern outskirts of town.
Sims Bark, which is building a bark mulch manufacturing facility at U.S. 31 and County Road 1150 E (Frontage Road) adjacent to Interstate 65 at the Crothersville exit has requested to connect into the town’s sewer system.
The location is currently outside of the town limits but is expected to be annexed into the town limits.
It will require the town supply an 8-inch sewer main to the east side of U.S. 31, said sewer superintendent Mason Boicourt.
The new sewer line would make it possible for more development in the area, however, he added.
The town would bore under US 31 at the Industrial Way lift station to provide for sanitary sewage service in the undevelopted area.
Sims Bark would be the only customer for now now. “But it gives us the opportunity to provide sewer to other properties on the east side of the road,” Boicourt said
The existing sewer lift station will be able to handle the additional capacity from Sims Bark, but it would have to be upgraded in the future if there is more development in that area, Boicourt added. No process water will flow to the sanitary sewer. The new industry will have employee restrooms flow into the sanitary sewer system.
If the town doesn’t want to spend the money on the sewer, Sims Bark could install their own 2-inch line from the property taking it below U.S. 31 to tie into the line that serves Crothersville Industrial Park, but that would prevent future hookups, said Brad Bender, with FPBH the town’s engineer.
He also said it would make Sims a contract customer, which would be unusual. “I don’t believe we have any other contract customers,” Bender said.
Council member Lenvel “Butch” Robinson suggested the town negotiate with Sims Bark to see if they would install an 8-inch line instead of a 2-inch so others could hook up to it and dedicate it to the town.
But if the town did that, Sims Bark would then be able to recover some of its costs from future ratepayers that decide to hook on to that line, said town attorney Jeff Lorenzo.
If such a partnership wouldn’t work, “then maybe Sims Bark could make a donation to the town” to help fund the project, Robinson said.
Bender said he would contact Independent Land Surveying, which is working with Sims Bark, to tell them the town is willing to look into a public extension of the sewer line provided the company participates in the project.
“They are obviously asking to do this because it’s a cheaper solution than putting in a commercial septic system required by the county,” Bender said.
The town already supplies the area outside of town on the east side of US 31 with water and fire hydrants as well as police protection.
Extending the sewer into the area will allow the town to annex approximately 140 undeveloped acres for residential, industrial and commercial development. Additionally, the property could be placed in the Crothersville TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District where business expansion in the area could be used for fixing up the downtown area.
But the town apparently needs to take more rapid action that they customarily do.
The Jackson County Council is looking at the possibility of establishing tax increment finance districts in unincorporated area of Jackson County that would allow the county to capture tax money from new industrial development or increased property values in those county controlled TIF districts. That money would then be used to fund infrastructure, redevelopment or incentives to promote economic development in other areas.
The Sims Bark property is one of the areas being discussed as a potential Jackson County TIF district.
In other business,
•The council approved second reading by a 4-0 vote to make the alley next to town hall from Main to Howard Street an area with no parking on either side.
•Considered making fines for unkempt and nuisance properties an entire council action rather than a letter from a single councilman.
•On the yet-to-be started Seymour Road/Cindy Lane sewer renovation, gave contractor King’s Construction a 30-day extension for substantial completion and a 15-day extension for final completion. King’s will be reminded that the CDBG project has an Aug. 31, 2019 completion date. Rain and floods were the reasons cited for King’s delay.
•Another round of paving grants is underway but the council opted to wait to apply in January 2020 so the town could review their finances.

Ice Cream Social Saturday At Hamacher Hall

There will be a free Ice Cream Social for area residents at Hamacher Hall this Saturday, July 13, from 1-3 p.m.
This annual July event is sponsored by the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, and will feature ice cream in your choice of cone, dish, or sundae, or perhaps even a banana split.
All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hamacher Hall is located at on East Howard Street one block east of the stoplight in Crothersville.

Freetown Freedom Festival This Weekend

The northwest Jackson County community of Freetown will hold a three-day Freedom Festival this Friday through Sunday. The celebration will be held at the Freetown Park off Columbus Pike near the Pershing Township Fire Station.
There will be patriotic tributes throughout the event.
The event fruns from 6-9:30 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Music will be provided by Don Pedigo & the Coyotes, the Fabulous HickBillys, Isaac Kenneth, the Long Family Singers, and A Burden Lifted band.
Firemen will be frying fish and there will be a hog roast.
Activities include a water slide, kids games with prizes, a baby contest, a car show, cake walk, Wild West Show, obstacle course race, a tractor drive, a pie eating contest, bouncy house, an a veterans’ display.
There will be a parade on Saturday and fireworks.
For more information see the Freetown Freedom Festival’s Facebook page or call 812-525-5105.

It’s AAADD & It’s Coming For You!

by Curt Kovener

(This is an encore column from the Curt Comments archives.)
It’s called Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. And here is how it affects you.
I recently decided to water the outdoor potted flowers. As I unreeled the hose, I look over at my mini SUV and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage for a bucket & sponge, I noticed that there is mail on the porch table that I brought from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the trash can under the table and notice that the trash can is full.
So I put the bills back on the table and take out the trash. But then I think that I will be near the mailbox when I take out the trash, I may as well pay those bills first.
I take my checkbook out of the drawer and see that there is only one check left. The extra checks are in the secured fireproof safe so I go into the office to get them. When I do, I discover the can of soda pop I had been drinking.
I’m going to look for my checks but I need to push the soft drink aside so I don’t accidentally knock it over. I notice the soft drink is getting warm and decide to put it in the refrigerator.
When I head to the kitchen, a vase of flowers catches my eye—they are beginning to droop and need to be watered.
I set the soft drink on the counter, and discovered my reading glasses that I had been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers.
I set my glasses back down on the counter, start to fill the vase with water when I suddenly spot the TV remote. I must have left it on the kitchen table.
I realize tonight when we want to watch TV I will be looking for the remote but won’t remember that it is on the kitchen table so I decide to put it back in the living room where it belongs. But first I must water the flowers. I pour some water into the vase but some of it spills onto the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some paper towels and wipe up the spill. Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day, the car is not washed, the bills aren’t paid, there is a warm can of pop sitting on the counter, the flowers don’t have enough water, there is still only one check in my checkbook, I can’t find the TV remote, I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember what I did with my car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I was busy all day long and I’m really tired.
Now I realize that this age related mentall condition is a serious matter and I’ll try to get some advice and maybe a prescription from my physician. I go to call my family doctor but can’t find his phone number. Which is okay because I can’t find my cellphone either.
Don’t laugh…if this isn’t you, brothers and sisters, your day is coming!

Legal Notices

LEGAL NOTICE
These are the Court Claims that were approved by Commissioners for the month of June 2019.
Circuit Court
Offices Gutierrez, $168.00; Christie A Guthrie, $804.00; Bedford Office Supply, $46.16; Blondies Pizzeria, $158.51; Herbert Walker, $25.00; Phillips & Co, $180.00; Quill Corp, $134.39; Pitney Bowes Global, $156.00; IN Univ Psychiatric, $3675.00.
Superior Court I
Bedford Office Supply Inc, $33.11; Business Info System, $899.00.
Superior Court II
Business Info Systems, $1446.00; Bedford Office Supply Inc, $94.18; South Central IN Interpreting, $942.00; Phillips & Co, $490.00.
Kathy S. Hohenstreiter
Jackson County Auditor
7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1906-MI-0031
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Olive Renae Lykins
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Parent, Joshua C. Lykins, whose mailing address is 975 Woodland Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana on behalf of the minor child Olive Renae Lykins hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that the minor child’s name be changed from Olive Renae Lykins to Olive Renae Cox.
Joshua C. Lykins
Petitioner
Dated: June 13, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
7/10, 7/17, 7/24 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Alcohol Beverage Board of Scott County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 12:00 pm on July 24, 2019 at the Scott County Court House, Commission Room #128, 1 E. McClain Ave. in the city of Scottsburg in said county, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed herein to wit:
DL7212341 Beer Wine & Liquor Package Store RENEWAL
MAIN PACKAGE STORE INC., 17 W MAIN ST., Austin IN
D/B/A MAIN STREET PACKAGE STORE
JOHN S MORGAN, 7300 W. ST RD 56, Austin, President
PATRICIA MILLER, 90 W. MORGAN ST, Austin, Secretary
RR7230775 Beer Wine & Liquor Restaurant (2101) RENEWAL
WESTWOOD GOLF LLC 145 WESTAVIA BLVD Scottsburg IN
D/B/A
7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING TO CONSIDER ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA DESIGNATION
Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Scottsburg on July 1, 2019, adopted a resolution (the “Declaratory Resolution”) designating certain property in the City of Scottsburg as an Economic Revitalization Area. The Council will hold a public hearing on August 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana to receive and hear any remonstrances or objections to the Declaratory Resolution and after the public hearing will take final action to confirm, modify and confirm, or rescind the Declaratory Resolution. At the hearing the Common Council will also consider adopting a waiver of the requirement that the property be designated an economic revitalization area before initiation of a project on the affected property and the waiver of other matters which may be waived under I.C. 6-1.1-12.1-11.3. At the conclusion of the hearing the Council will take final action on the proposed waiver. A copy of the Declaratory Resolution declaring an area, consisting of approximately 43 acres, and located south of Meranda Lane in Scottsburg, Indiana, and along Interstate 65 as an economic revitalization area is available for inspection during normal business hours at the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Scottsburg.
Dated: July 10, 2019
JANNETTA HARDY
CLERK-TREASURER
CITY OF SCOTTSBURG
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
FOR THE COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF INDIANA
CAUSE NO.: 72D01-1903-DN-041
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
Jimmy D. White
Petitioner,
and
Sheila Kay White,
Respondent.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: Sheila Kay White
Whereabouts Unknown
To the above person named as the Respondent and any other person who may be concerned.
You are hereby notified that there has been filed in the Scott Superior Court a Verified Petition for Dissolution of Marriage by the person named as Petitioner. This notice by publication is specifically directed to the following named individual, Sheila Kay White, whose whereabouts are unknown.
If you have a claim for relief against this petitioner arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer.
You are further notified that you have thirty (30) days from the date of the publication of this notice in which to respond to the Petition filed on March 14, 2019 in the Scott Superior Court, Scott County, Indiana, and, in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition for Dissolution.
In the event you fail to appear for said hearing, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief requested in the Petition.
Dated: July 10, 2019
SS/Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Jimmy D. White
30 Wilbur Ave., Apt. 10
Austin, IN 47102
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SALE OF REAL ESTATE AND INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT 64 S. MAIN STREET, SCOTTSBURG, INDIANA
Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Scottsburg will hold a public hearing on July 22, 2019 at 6:45 p.m., at City Hall, 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana on the proposed sale of the real estate located at 64 S. Main St., Scottsburg, Indiana. The real estate parcel number is 72-05-20-310-030.000-008. The real estate that is the subject of the proposed sale is presently owned by the City of Scottsburg. At the public hearing on the proposed sale of real estate interested persons may appear and comment upon the proposed sale.
If the Common Council approves sale of the real estate, the City of Scottsburg Board of Public Works and Safety will receive and consider sealed bids for the purchase of the real estate. Bids may be submitted any time after July 3, 2019, but must be received by the office of the Mayor, City Hall, 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019. Bids received prior to this time will be opened and publicly read at the public meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety at 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019, at City Hall. Conditions for sale of the real estate and the bid for purchase of the real estate are as follows: the sale price will be no less than $103,000; the purchaser will be required to commit to construction of at least two residential dwelling units on the 2nd floor of the structure and rental or sale of the first floor of the structure for use as a full-service restaurant. The Bidder must present information to the City that construction will begin within 30 days of purchase of the building by the Bidder and that the Bidder has a Letter of Intent from a restaurant operator to locate at the premises.
Any questions regarding the proposed sale and bid specifications should be directed to the office of the Mayor. Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title “City of Scottsburg sale of 64 S. Main Street” and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the Bidder. The City reserves the right to reject any, or all, bids and to waive any informalities in bidding. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled time for opening the bids. Any bid received after 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019 will not be considered. The City may make any investigations deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to comply with the requirements of the sale of the real estate, and any prospective Bidder shall furnish to the City all such information for this purpose if requested by the City. The City reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, a Bidder fails to satisfy the City that the Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the purchase of the real estate and to complete the work contemplated therein. The City will consider proposals by the Bidder as to how the purchase price may be paid in full over a period of time in coordination with the construction financing to be obtained by the Bidder for this project. Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the property. The property will be sold “AS IS”.
Mayor William H. Graham
City of Scottsburg
2 E. McClain Ave.
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
7/3, 7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PROPOSED SALE OF REAL ESTATE AND INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT 80 S. MAIN STREET, SCOTTSBURG, INDIANA
Notice is hereby given that the Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission proposes to sell the real estate located at 80 S. Main St., Scottsburg, Indiana. The real estate parcel number is 72-05-20-310-031.000-008. The real estate that is the subject of the proposed sale is presently owned by the City of Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission.
The Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission will receive and consider sealed bids for the purchase of the real estate. Bids may be submitted any time after July 3, 2019, but must be received by the office of the Mayor, City Hall, 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019. Bids received prior to this time will be opened and publicly read at a public meeting of the Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission at City Hall at 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019. Conditions for sale of the real estate and the bid for purchase of the real estate are as follows: the sale price will be no less than $70,000; the purchaser will be required to commit to construction of a residential dwelling unit on the 2nd floor of the structure and rental or sale of the first floor of the structure for use as a restaurant, or for office or retail business. The Bidder must present information to the Redevelopment Commission that construction will begin within 30 days of purchase of the building by the Bidder and that the Bidder has a Letter of Intent or other commitment in writing from a prospective occupant to locate at the premises.
Any questions regarding the proposed sale and bid specifications should be directed to the office of the Mayor. Each bid must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the title “City of Scottsburg sale of 80 S. Main Street” and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the Bidder. The City reserves the right to reject any, or all, bids and to waive any informalities in bidding. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled time for opening the bids. Any bid received after 2:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019 will not be considered. The Redevelopment Commission may make any investigations deemed necessary to determine the ability of the Bidder to comply with the requirements of the sale of the real estate, and any prospective Bidder shall furnish to the Redevelopment Commission all such information for this purpose if requested by the Redevelopment Commission. The Redevelopment Commission reserves the right to reject any bid if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, a Bidder fails to satisfy the Redevelopment Commission that the Bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the purchase of the real estate and to complete the work contemplated therein. The Redevelopment Commission will consider proposals by the Bidder as to how the purchase price may be paid in full over a period of time in coordination with the construction financing to be obtained by the Bidder for this project. Each Bidder is responsible for inspecting the property. The property will be sold “AS IS”.
Charles Rose
President of Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission
City of Scottsburg
2 E. McClain Ave.
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
7/3, 7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SCOTT COUNTY
CASE NO. 72C01-1906-EU-20
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ERMA J. O’DONNELL, DECEASED )
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SCOTT COUNTY, INDIANA
In the matter of the Estate of ERMA J. O’DONNELL, deceased
Estate Docket: 72C01-1906-EU-000020
Notice is hereby given that RICKY A. SMITH, was on the June 18, 2019, appointed personal representative of the estate of ERMA J. O’DONNELL, deceased, who died on the 12th day of April, 2019.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Scottsburg, Indiana, this 18th day of June, 2019.
MISSY APPLEGATE, CLERK
SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
Justin E. Endres, #28205-22
YOUNG, LIND, ENDRES & KRAFT
126 West Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150
Telephone: (812) 945-2555
7/3, 7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-1906-GU-17
In the Matter of the guardianship of Alexander Gutierrez-Martinez
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
The State of Indiana to the persons named as respondents and any other person(s) who may be concerned:
Pursuant to the Praecipe by Publication filed by the Petitions you are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Scott Circuit Court by the person(s) named as Petitioners. The nature of the suit is a civil action wherein the Petitioners, Jesse Vernon Little and Tiffany Diane Little, are seeking guardianship over Alexander Gutierrez-Martinez.
This Summons by Publication is specifically directed to the Respondents, Robert Stepp III, father, and Gisel Gutierrez, mother, whose whereabouts are unknown. You must answer or otherwise respond to the Petition in writing, by you or your attorney, on or before thirty (30) days from the date of the last Notice of this action is published, and in the event you fail to do so, Judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Petitioner of the Complaint.
If you have a Claim for Relief against the Petitioners arising out of the transaction or occurrence that is the subject matter of the Petitioners’ claim, you must assert it in your written answer.
The name and address of the attorney representing the Petitioner is John F. Dietrich, 63 West Wardell Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.
Dated this 12th day of June, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
John F. Dietrich
Attorney at Law
63 West Wardell St.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-2344
Attorney ID 14224-53
6/26, 7/3, 7/10 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1906-MI-0032
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Raegan Kay-Lynn Jordon
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Parent, Nina Wells, whose mailing address is 719 S. Mansfield Drive, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana on behalf of the minor child Raegan Kay-Lynn Jordon hereby gives notice that she has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that the minor child’s name be changed from Raegan Kay-Lynn Jordon to Raegan Kay-Lynn Wells.
Nina Wells
Petitioner
Dated: June 17, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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